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Gigi Datome bringing talents (and ponytail) to Detroit

Chuck - Red's Army July 9, 2013 Celtics News 5 Comments

Gigi Datome

Italian league star Gigi Datome has signed a 2 year, $3.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.

Earlier this month we promptly asked, “Who the hell is Gigi Datome?” after an international news report claimed the Celtics were one of the NBA teams interested in Datome’s services.

According to this Italian news report, the Celtics withdrew from consideration and Datome was left to chose between the Pistons and Grizzlies.

I’m sure he’s thrilled to play in the NBA, but it’s gotta suck to leave Rome for Detroit.

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  • LA Flake

    $3.5million? Well, at least he’ll have enough money to buy the whole damn city of Detroit.

  • adam

    come on, Detroit is like the Rome of america. Smells of garbage and full of ruins of a once great empire/nation.

    • Derron Jones

      Guess he’s going there to rebuild on claim it in the name of Rome the II

  • Derron Jones

    Sad that we missed out on him. Could really use his offensive presence to make a run for #7 or #8 spot.

  • Duncan1

    Wish/ we could have gotten him Ainge can’t recruit for crap! ugh